3A - Cultural Diversity in Parenting Universal goals of...

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Cultural Diversity in Parenting Universal goals of parenting Ensuring the physical survival & health of the child Providing an environment for successful progression through the developmental stages into adulthood Teaching/modeling normative cultural & societal values However… How these goals are accomplished is not necessarily universal Ethnic/racial variations Historically considered due to deficiencies Now viewed as legitimate adaptations to different contexts Culture Cultural group A collective of individuals who share common beliefs, practices, ideals, values, traditions & behaviors Ethnic group Cultural group that traces its origins to a particular area, region or country Racial group Categorization of humans into populations on the basis of various sets of heritable characteristics (skin color, cranial/facial features, hair texture) Cultural influence on parenting Organization of everyday life Physical & social settings Parenting practices Routines of care & training Parental ethnotheories Beliefs about children, families and themselves that are brought to interactions with children Physical and Social Settings Influences what we have ethnocentrically believed is optimal development For example, sleep behavior
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